Mary Bernice Canty
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Mary Bernice (Gauthier) Canty, 90, of Watertown, died Monday, January 25, 2021, at Waterbury Hospital. She was the widow of Girard Canty. Mary was born in Waterbury, December 3, 1930, daughter of the late Ernest and Rose (Stebbins) Gauthier.
A Class of 48, Watertown High School graduate, she lived most of her life in Watertown. She worked for the Kalita Insurance Co., for 10 years prior to becoming Town Clerk for the Town of Watertown, a position she held for 20 years from 1974 until 1994. She was an active member of the Democratic Town Committee from 1970 until 2014 and enjoyed spending summers on the beaches in Cape Cod.
Mary is survived by her son, Michael Canty of Wallingford and her two grandchildren, Molly Canty and Michael Canty, Jr.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was predeceased by her brother, Raymond Gauthier, and her daughter-in-law, Mary C. Canty.
Funeral services and burial are private. There are no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hickcox Funeral Home, 195 Main St.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CT Special Olympics, 2666 State Street, Suite 1, Hamden, CT 06517, or to the Alzheimer's Association.
For additional information or to leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.hickcoxfuneralhome.com.